Another twisty psychological suspense from the author of The Leaving, where a teen searches for answers about her mother’s dark history, telekinesis, and the power of will.
What if . . . no one knows the truth about you? It’s been thirteen years since Kaylee’s biological mother, Crystal, once infamous for her supposed telekinetic ability, got a life sentence for killing Kaylee’s little brother in a fit of telekinetic rage. Today, Kaylee’s living a normal life with her adoptive parents and almost never thinks of Crystal. Until a woman shows up on Kaylee’s doorstep, asking to interview her for a podcast about her mother. Was the whole telekinesis thing a hoax, or does Crystal have some kind of special powers? Is it possible that Kaylee has them, too? It would certainly explain some of the stranger things that have happened to her over the years.
What if . . . she did the interview? Met her mother for the first time since the trial? Can her mother prove she can make things happen with her mind? Can Kaylee do the same? And what if she has been doing it, all along? As the podcast begins airing, everyone in Kaylee’s life–everyone in the country–is hearing this dark history and asking questions that even Kaylee has never dared ask herself.
The Possible is a twisty, surprising story, and an exploration of the power of our own minds, the power of will, and how our histories define us . . . or not.
Tara Altebrando is the author of several middle grade and teen novels, including The Leaving and Roomies, an ALA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, co-written with Sara Zarr. She lives in New York City with her family.
I love Tara Altebrando, I read her book The Leaving and couldn’t put it down until I was done so when the chance to check this out came up I jumped at it and just like before was not disappointed by her writing.
I read The Possible in one sitting as I couldn’t stop turning pages of this thrilling mystery. I felt the plot was unique, intriguing and who doesn’t want to dive into the topic of telekinesis. Plus you’ll be taken in by the suspenseful twists and surprises as you’re quickly turning pages to figure out where you fall on the belief of supernatural powers.
The text messages, podcasts, flashbacks trying to get a handle on the topic of bullying and other contemporary aspects will appeal to teens as Altebrando did a great job making this relatable to them.
Thank you to Netgalley and Bloomsbury USA for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com